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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gr Island 24/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-T] Snetterton 6/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44 with George Anglen, Co-pilot: Pat Calvarese, Navigator: Carl Friedman, Bombardier: Lou Cerkas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lyle Nelson, Radio Operator: Norbert Cieszkowski, Ball turret gunner: Emil Metzel, Waist gunner: Frank Bylinowski,Tail gunner: Jim McNicholas (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Eisenach, near West Klosterholz, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9353. MAIRZI DOATS.

Service

Units

People

  • George Anglen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Marzi Doats' #42102454. Shot down by German fighter. The crew parachuted safely and the wounded Bombardier, Louis Cerkas was hospitalized.

  • Frank Bylinowski

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Marzi Doats' #42102454

  • Patsy Calvarese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group

  • Louis Cerkas

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Marzi Doats' #42102454. German fighter shot down Anglen's plain "Mairzi Doats" - the crew parachuted safely and wounded Bombardier, Cerkas was hospitalized.

  • Norbert Cieszkowski

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Marzi Doats' #42102454

  • Carl Friedman

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Marzi Doats' #42102454

  • Emil Metzel

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 Marzi Doats #42102454

  • Lyle Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    POW Crashed at Klosterholz on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Marzi Doats' #42102454

  • James Nicholas

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 7 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9353 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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